Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce has two campuses in Xuhui and Songjiang, covering about 15 hectares and the total construction area of nearly 260,000 square meters. With beautiful scenery andfirst-class facilities, the campuses have become ideal places for further learning. SLUC comprises twelve academic schools anddepartments including School of Accounting and Financial Management, School of Business Administration, School of Economics and Trade, School of Finance, School of Finance and Taxation,School of Mathematics and Information Science, School of Foreign Studies, School of Humanities and Law, International Education Center, School of Vocational Education, Department of Ideological and Political Education, Department of Physical Education, etc..The university offers 22 bachelor degree programs such as Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration,International Economics and Trade, Finance, English etc., covering five major academic disciplines, namely Management, Economics,Science, Law and Humanities. Currently the university has a facultynumber of more than 800, including about 200 with senior professional positions and about 200 with doctoral degrees. SLUC presently has a full-time enrollment of over 10,000 students.
SLUC boasts two national-level majors – accounting and finance,and a national-level accounting personnel training experimental station. The major of accounting is listed as “Undergraduate Educational High land Project” launched by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. The undergraduate majors of finance and taxation are among the “Comprehensive Reform Pilot Programs” of Shanghai, and the project of “Constructing Modern Service Personnel Training Platform with Accounting as Core” a “085 Project” of Shanghai. The School of Accounting and Financial Management islisted among the first university bases of innovation andentrepreneurship education in Shanghai, with its faculty elected asthe Municipal Level Teaching Body of Shanghai. The school also cherishes its series of accounting textbooks as the key teaching materials in the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” of Shanghai. Among the most important bases of SLUC are the Lixin Accounting Base of Production, Education & Research and the Lixin Hedge fund Financial Engineering Test Center. In recent years, SLUC heavily promotes the construction of “Model Innovation Base for Employment Work of Colleges and Universities in Shanghai”, making great achievement in graduate employment. The university was alsocredited with the honor of “2011-2012 National Model University onGraduate Employment Experience” in May, 2012.
SLUC features a coordinated pattern with accounting programs ascore and economics and management programs as mainstream, and literature, mathematics and law as the supporting disciplines. The university has launched the construction of two groups of disciplines including accounting and management, open economics andventure management. Several research institutes and academic groups have been established, including three independent organizations----- the Open Economy & Trade Research Center, China Lixin Risk Management Institute and Lixin Accounting Research Instituteand some non-independent organizations for the construction of two chief academic programs of Accounting & Management and Open Economy & Risk Management. These institutes and organizationshave built an open research platform for a number of new research directions, via which “Open Economy & Trade” discipline has been granted “a Key Municipal Academic Discipline” whileAccounting, International Trade and Finance presented with “ Key Disciplines” of Shanghai Municipal Educational Commission, and“China Lixin Risk Management Institute” and “The Construction ofFinancial Credit Knowledge Innovation System” honored as “The High Level Characteristic Development Project” of Shanghai MunicipalEducational Commission. “Senior strategy research center – Shanghai economic operation risk warning and management research center” is a project listed in “Knowledge service promotion program for colleges and universities”. In recent years, SLUC has undertaken more than 100 items of research projects respectively supported by the National Social Science Fund, the National Natural Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Science and Technology, with the pleasing result of over 1,600 research papers published in core journals. Furthermore,the Journal of Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce is chosen ascore Chinese journal, and has become a major reproduced sourcejournal of copy data in the National People’s Congress. In themeantime, with the constant improvement in publication quality, thesocial influence of Lixin Accounting Press is on steady rise.
In Song Jiang University Town, SLUC has entered into partnership with some renowned universities such as Dong Hua University,Shanghai International Studies University, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade,Shanghai Engineering Technology University and Fudan Visual ArtsInstitute etc. A new management model has been conducted toacademic exchanges of intercollegiate course selection,intercollegiate teaching and teaching resources sharing.
By utilizing the international high quality educational resourcesand by innovating the international training model, SLUC hasestablished long and solid cooperative relationship with more than20 universities, including University of California, Riverside,Suffolk University, Keele University, ESC-Rennes, University ofToronto, Vancouver Island University, Chiba University of Commerce,Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Chinese University ofHong Kong. It has also forged stable cooperation in long term withthe AIA (The Association of International Accountants) in thetraining of international accounting certification.
SLUC unswervingly strengthens its inward worth by upholding itsuniqueness in school running, attaching immense value to thedisciplinary development, to education quality, to the cultivation of professionals and to the innovation and reforms. It endeavors to develop into an application-oriented university with distinctive features and excellence in the disciplines of finance and economics.